Communication is essential to us all. We all need to be able to understand others and be understood. Communication is essential for building and maintaining relationships and is essential for learning, play, work and leisure. It is difficult to imagine the frustration of consistently not being able to get your message across.
There are many elements to communication…. Understanding what others say to us, finding the right words, being able to put those into sentences, articulating speech sounds, using language socially as well as accessing the written word to name just a few. Some individuals will need systems to support verbal communication, such as signing, use of visual systems including high tech communication aids.
ATtherapy will work as part of the team around the individual to problem solve communication difficulties and provide support. This process will always include the family and significant others, as well as the range of the professionals that may also be involved with the person. We will provide individualised assessment, including if appropriate assessment of assistive technology needs. A bespoke service will be offered including individual therapy sessions, high quality written reports, resources and programmes of intervention alongside training and contribution to multidisciplinary team working as required.